Peter Cosmetatos

CEO
CREFC Europe

Peter Cosmetatos is chief executive of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) Europe, the trade association for the European CRE lending industry, which organises industry events, training and working groups, and conducts policy advocacy work on behalf of its members.

Peter was a member of an independent industry group for which he authored a May 2014 report, “A Vision for Real Estate Finance in the UK”, making recommendations for a safer CRE debt market, and remains closely involved in industry efforts to implement some of them with Bank of England support.

Before joining CREFC Europe in 2013, Peter spent five years at the British Property Federation, leading its work on tax, financial regulation and capital flows.  Earlier, he spent ten years at law firm Freshfields, specialising in real estate and real estate finance tax.  He read Russian and Italian at Oxford and has a Masters in Soviet studies.